Monday, September 29, 2014

Okay Story Time.. Elder Humpherys Sept 28, 2014

Once upon a time.. Elder Humpherys was a missionary. He woke up on a P-day morning and was able to go to one of the most beautiful places in the world... almost as beautiful as Wales.. It's called Dovestone. 

He was able to take some beautiful pictures and had a wonderful time.. Anyways.. that evening he went for a lovely meal at the Chadwicks home where they talked about the magic of family history and how the Spirit can really touch peoples heart and it can lead them to investigate the restored gospel. It was a wonderful lesson.. even though there was a gigantic spider that disrupted it.. After that him and his partner in crime, Elder Rasmussen, went and did some service for a wonderful lady named Tina. She always makes them delicious cheese sandwiches with picalilli on top! They are going back to teach her next week. 

Then they had a wonderful lesson with the Fenny Family. They talked about God and how he is real and he is our Father in Heaven! We can know God is there through prayer and study of the scriptures. Don't ever give up on God, because he will never forget you. 

and that was just Monday.... 

On Tuesday they did a service project for the Price family but.. it wasn't really possible to do anything just yet because of all the work that needs to be done.. so we left them (after helping them start their family tree on They they traveled in their shiny silver car to teach Julianna. An amazing woman from Brazil who has a lot of faith! They had a great lesson and after they shared the first vision she told the missionaries that she had a very similar dream to what they 
shared! MIRACLE.

Then they bought a beautiful new Sat Nav for their shiny silver car.. :) heehehe. 

Doesn't Elder Humpherys looks so happy with 2 of his best friends Elder Kunzler and Macmeikan? 

On Wednesday the two Elders traveled to CHORELY where they gave a training to half the mission on something called pamphlet power. It's amazing how powerful that pamphlets can be. They need to be utilized much more in our efforts.. 

CHALLENGE: This week give one of your friends that doesn't know much about the church one of the missionary pamphlets.. 

Then he went on an exchange with Elder Kelly and went back to MIDDLETON. It was fun. He got to serve with an Elder from his group and be back in good 'ol middlewhat? Middleton. 

Okay.. I can't do this third person thing anymore.

On Thursday I made dinner for the bishops family! haha.. Well E. Rasmussen and I made it. IT ACTUALLY TASTED GOOD PEOPLE. It was nice. Friday was super crazy... and we taught a lot...Then Saturday was REALLY crazy.. we did a crazy service project. It was.. interesting to put it nicely :) 

Me and Elder Johnson at the sports day! He's great. They had a rough week this week.. both him and his companion got a bit sick. :( 

​This is one of the greatest families I'm teaching.. unfortunately only 2 of them would pose for a picture! haha. But they are really sincere in asking about the Book of Mormon and whether or not it's true. 

Well.. there is my story for this week.. and he lived happily ever after..
to be continued..
Love you! 
Elder Humpherys

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Found myself in the city near Picadilly, don't really know how I got here..Sep 22

Oh this is gotta be the best life! I love being a missionary. It's so grand and I don't know what I would do without my service here in England. It's such a major part of my life. I wish I was better at e-mailing but I am not very good. When I sit down to write e-mails I never what to say! RUBBISH.

We went to Wythenshawe this week for the "all elder-training." I wasn't sure what to expect from this meeting.. I thought we might all be getting rebuked for something.. but actually it was all focused on the atonement of Jesus Christ. It was the 3rd most powerful meeting I have ever been to. I just loved it. I know that it was something we all needed. I know that the atonement is so important. We need to find ways to use it every day. 

I have been on a few adventures this week. Teaching Romanian gypsy's, Slovaks, and Hungarians with broken English. We did service for a member, taught people how to do their family history, took call ins from the district leaders, went to a stake ward mission leader training, I sang in sacrament meeting, gave a talk, played the organ, went to some amazing members  homes for tea appointments, made some new friends, was spit on, tried to get involved in a charity, sang at a reservoir, chucked a couch in a tip, just totally random things ... I mean heck.. The list goes on and on. 

Here are some pics for the week. I won't describe them all today.. sorry. :( But I LOVE YOU ALL! 

1) A reservoir. Dovestones. google it.
2)Me and E. Raz. If you go on my blog and check back to the MTC you'll find a pic of us when we were just baby missionaries
3) Me and Elder Kunzler at spppooorrts day for elders :) He's from Rexburg. 

Elder Humpherys

Oldham the Great. Sep 15

Dear Family and Friends,

This week has been.. very interesting to say the least! haha. I have been really lucky to meet some amazing people! It's great to be back in Manchester and to serve around some really stalwart members here. I love my new companion he is so nice and is a hard worker! His name is Elder Rasmussen. He is wonderful. 

So basically, right after transfer meeting we're driving to the mission presidents house and what do you know..  A SQUIRREL just JUMPS out in front of the car and... the rest.. is history. So that was me and Elder Rasmussen's first five minutes together. I am guessing you can imagine how the rest of the week went. Haha. ;) 

But, I want you all to know that I had the best experience this far on my mission this Friday. I had the opportunity to baptize our friend Hanna! She is amazing! It was such a spiritual baptism and it was one that the Heavens definitely smiled down upon. 

I love my mission. I love it more than anything in the world. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I just hope that I can serve and love as many people as possible. I love you all. 

Elder Humpherys

Monday, September 8, 2014

Shockwave with Elder Humpherys- Sept. 8, 2014

Well, I am being transferred.. I got a phone call from the boss and he said that it's time to be going! But, you know I am happy and excited. So where am I going.....


OLDHAM. I am going to Oldham? Does anyone understand how crazy this is? This is really really crazy! For a few reasons.

2) It's kind of basically in between Middleton and Whitefield.. hahahhaha. Going back to the city
3) I have actually served in that area on exchanges
4) my companion plays the violin.

Anyways. So ya. It's been crazy. I am super sad to leave though :( SO SO SO SAD. I loved Gaerwen so much. It was a blessing serving here.

Here are some farewell pictures to the people that I love:

Also look who I met!!!!! Sorry that this picture is blurry! THIS IS ME AND ELDER JOHNSON FROM MY HOME. You should've seen how excited we were when we saw each other. I haven't seen him for almost 3 years! It was a joyful reunion.

I love you all so much. I love my mission

Elder Humpherys

Woooooh. I love my life. Sept 1, 2014

This is my district and we took this photo in about 2 minutes! haha so it's not very organized. But I love them. Elder Humpherys, Hammond, White, Hulterstrom, Rolfson, and Weston. All of them. They are amazing!!  wooo!

This week was really good. Let's see... Oh I have a story for yall!

The highlight of my last week was when I knocked on 1 door and found 2 new investigators named Rachel and Dylan. They are wonderful. I said 2 words "We're missionaries.." And then Rachel cut me off and professed her new found faith in the born-again religion. We shared with her the joy she felt as she has come closer to Christ through her new found faith and hope. We then began to teach our purpose as missionaries and she let us into her home. We taught her and her partner, Dylan, about the message of the restoration and they found the Book of Mormon really exciting. They promised to read it and to pray to know if it is true! Can't wait to see them on Friday. When we left she said "I NEVER open my door because of the people 'round here. It's a dodgy place. I understand now why I opened the door for you." So grateful to have met wonderful people and they have been prepared so well to receive the message of the restoration!! WONDERFUL.

This is normal.

​This is what I see every week!!! BEAUTIFUL.

Well, I don't have much to say now. Except I want to share with you my feelings about being a missionary. I love every single second of my mission. It is sacred to me. It is special. It is something that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I know that I have been prepared for my whole life to serve this mission. I will be forever grateful for it.


Elder Humpherys

A weekly update- August 25, 2014


This is one of my best friends! His name is Kris and he has been such a great person and he so prepared for the gospel! We gave a blessing to his niece and it was such a great experience!! I love teaching him and his girlfriend Louise! 

HEEYYY! These are my Welsh Peeps! I love working with these people. We have fun. We talk about the gospel. And that kitten's name is YODA. Yes. Yoda. I love it. 

Don't ask why we are wearing helmets. This is me and Elder Hammond! We are IDABRO's. Hahah. We are having so much fun serving in Gaerwen together. We like going to our Ward Mission leaders house, we do! 

This is what we eat for tea. It is delicious indian curry!!! IT'S SO GOOOOOOOD! 

WELL I LOVE YOU ALL. Keep living the gospel and bet true to the faith. Love,